Touristic routes

Nature paths

Our employees suggest hiking on our nature paths as the main way to visit Warta Mouth National Park. All our paths are equipped with boards presentind the most important natural phenomena that may be observed on the path.

“On the bird’s trail”
Nature path “On the bird’s trail” leads along a concrete road situated in one of the Park’s most attractive birds breeding grounds, thus spring is the best time to visit it. On the path there are informational boards, a shelter with benches, birdwatching shelter and a viewing platform
- length of the path –about 2 km, duration of the walk 2-3 hours. Return by the same way
- it is a path for hikers and bikers only. If you came in a car you can leave it on a car park situated at the beginning of the path
- because the water level fluctuatios are quite big it may happen that the concrete road will be under water and inaccessible (mainly in winter and early spring)

The path leads through floodlands of the protection district Chyrzyno and presents diverse roles that the wetlands play in nature and human economy. While high water level the path may be inaccessible.
-length: about 1 km
- hiking path
- at the end of the path there is a bench and table in order to take a rest

“By two wheels across the Norhern Polder”
The path leads across the wide meadows of the Northern Polder, which is one of the protection districts of Warta Mouth National Park. It is accessible through the whole year. It has a natural nad historical character.
- length: about 30 km
- bike path
- on the way there are tree shelters and viewing tower

“Alder swamp”
This path is situated in the protection district Northern Polder that is an area free of periodic floods. In the main part it lead through the only forest area in the Park (blackcurrant alder swamp) and also through communities of herbs, wet meadow and reed canary grass rushes.
- length: about 3 km
- the path is a loop
- a hiking path its fragment is lead on a wooden footbridge
- at the beginning of the path there is a viewing tower, shelter an a board with path’s map
- Tourists with cars can leave their vehicle at the car park situated near the viewing tower (about 2 km from Kamień Mały)

“Natural Garden of Senses”

“Natural Garden of Senses” is located near the Park’s headquarters in Chyrzyno. The majority of the presently functioning 14 stops of the “Garden” has been designed as a interactive play. Some of them have been designed for the needs of disabled people.
- some of the boards are also in Braille, the paths have a ground adapted for wheelchairs.
- area: about 0,8 hectares

Unmarked trails (partialy leading out of the Park)

 “I Most”- Warta (about 3 km)
From Słońsk you go to Przyborów and there you turn to a dirt road situated in front of a shop. After few meters you turn left and pass a bridge. Going further along an oxbow you reach a next bridge, the so called “II Most”. You cross Warta Mouth National Park’s border and along a dirt road you reach a next bridge, “III Most”. There is a “intersection”, if you go straight you will reach Warta. You return by the same way. The path is available by low water level.
Aroun the birdwathching shelter between the II and III Most sometimes form shallow ponds that attract many plover species. Going further you pass a cormorant and heron colony. In winter you may observe here whooper swans.

Along the levee from Słońsk to the ferry passage in Kłopotowo – about 12 km

Around the church in Słońsk you go towards Poniatowski Street and after towards Chopin Street. After 2-0 meters the asphalt road becomes a drirt road and you go straight, pass the bridge and further you are on a levee. The discribed path may be traveled by bike or on foot or by car. It is especially recommended when the water level is high when other roads are under water.
I spring on the local floodlands you may see flocks of ducks, geese and coots. There are many tracks of mammals here. When the water level is high and the wind strong the birds concentrate behind the levee curve, about 3rd km after a bridge.

A road throug Górki (Przyborów- Sewage Treatment Plant- II Górka)- about 3 km

From Słońsk you go to Przyborów and reach a sewage treatment plant. Along a barely visible field roads you head south-west. Return by the same way. The terrain on which the trail runs is located a bit higher than other parts of the Park, thus it is recommended during high water level period. In early spring you can observe here some species of ducks and also greylag geese, shelducks, grebes and sometimes also some plover species.

“By Beavers Road”

Around the palace in Dąbroszyn you turn south according to the signposts “To the nature path” situated near the informational board of Warta Mouth National Park. Along a stone-paved and after concrete road, after about 1 km you will see a bridge and a wooden shelter. There is enough place to leave the car next to the bridge. Just before the bridge, about 10 meters, you turn left and passing a inconspicuous watercourse you go furher by a barely visible dirt road. Be careful! While the water level is high in order to pass the mentioned watercourse you may need rubber boots! After 600 m you reach a clear crosswise road.You turn left and after 200 m you reach a bridge next to which you will see a big beaver lodge. From this point you go back and going straight ahead after 600 m you come to the bridge. After passing it turn right and go straight reaching the ending point.

Touristic infrastructure

Apart from the nature paths and trail the tourists visiting Warta Mouth National Park may use other educational and touristic infrastructure elements. Some of them are part of nature paths and others function independently.

Viewing towers and birdwatching shelters:

  • Viewing tower in Chyrzyno (height: about 20 m)
    Glazed tower being a part of Park’s headquarters building. Acces during opening hours (working days 07:30 to 15:30). Periodicaly the tower is accessible in other time. The enter is to be paid.
  • Viewing tower “Czarnowska Górka” (height: about 12,5 m)
    Wooden tree-storey tower is located in protection district Słońsk by the road no. 22 next to the intersection with the road from Czarnów. It is a perfect place to view Park’s landscape and geese and crane passage during spring and autumn migrations.
  • Viewing tower “Alder Swamp” (height: about 6,8m)
    Wooden two-storey tower situated located in the protection district Northern Polder, access from Kamień Mały by a about 2 km dirt road, direct south,. It is located next to the nature path “Alder Swamp”. Entrance free of charge during the whole year.
  • Viewing platform (height : about 3 m)
    The viewing platform is located in protection district Słońsk close to nature path “On the bird’s trail”. It is an ideal place to observe birds nesting of feeding on the surrounding meadows, pasture and wetlands. It is located on a floodland, thus when the water level is higher it may be inaccessible.

Birdwatching shelters
Birdwatching shelters next the IV Most(next to the nature path “On the bird’s trail”)

Educational points
Apart from the nature paths, what we can offer to tourists willing to get information about the Park are educational poits. There are designed in order to present chosen, interesting nature phenomena and national park’s activities. They have been situated near the accessible and frequently visited entrances to the Park and they include educational boards and other infrastructure (benches, tables, dustbins and shelters).

  • Educational point “Czarnowska Górka”
    “Czarnowska Górka” is a sandy hill situated near the road no. 22 and also the international bicycle trail R1. Point’s infrastructure is coposed of a board concerning inland dunes and three tables with benches. It is located next to the viewing tower.
    Educational point “II Górka”
    A mineral hill located on the floodland in protection district Słońsk. Point’s infrastructure is coposed of a roofed table with benches and an educational board concerning one of the most spectacular phenonena that may be observed in the Park, namely geese passage and also the formed nearby animal protection zone.
  • Educational point “Strefa”
    “Strefa” it is a common name of one of the bridges located on the Red Canal flowing parallel to road no.22. Because of the vegetation that limits the view ths bridge is a “window” through which you can observe the landscape of this part of the Park. Depending on the season of the year and water conditions “Strefa” is a convenient place to observe some natural phenomena like crane and geese passage. When the water level gets higher from this point you may observe flocks of ducks, coots and swans.
  • Educational point “Chyrzyno”
    It is located by the Park’s headquarters in Chyrzyno close to one of Warta’s cuttoff. Point’s infrastructure is coposed of a board presenting common water invertebrates and a possibility to use them in order to establish water quality and two roofed tables with benches.
  • Educational point “Stara Warta”
    A point located near the dirt road from Dąbroszyn to Warta River next to a junction with the so called Beaver Road. In its vicinity there are two interesting watercourses one is a remnant of an old Warta bed and the other a canal build by human.
    Educational point “Śluza”
    It is located on the north levee of Warta. Its infrastructure consists of a roofed table with benches and a board concerning the most frequently seen mammals of the Park. Here you can also find information about alien species like American mink an North American racoon.
  • Educational point “Niwka”
    It is located on the north levee of Warta in place of a abandoned German settlement by the junction with the road leading from Kamień Mały. The board at this point concerns history of settlement of Olenders in the valley of Warta.

Bonfire place
In the Park it is alowded to make a bonfire only in dedicated places:

  • Chyrzyno – a bonfire place next to Park’s headquarters. There is a possibility to rent fry sticks. Bonfire place hire is paid.
  • “Niwka” (north levee of Warta)
  • A shelter near the Dąbroszyn Road
    Apart from the bonfire place in Chyrzyno other places can be used free of charge, but you have to have your own wood. We remind that it is forbiden to cut down trees and branches and collecting wood.

Location of touristic shelters and roofed tables with benches:
Wysokiński Bridge (beginning of the path “On the bird’s trail”)
Dąbroszyn (by the junction with Beaver Road)
“Śluza” (north levee)
“Niwka” (north levee)
“II Górka” (near Słońsk village)
Chyrzyno (close to the Park’s headquarters)

Marked routes in Warta Mouth National Park - tourist trails:

Yellow trail – 12,3 km
Across Warta Mouth National Park goes a fragment (12,3 km) of the yellow bike trail Dąbroszyn-Gostkowice its whole length is 28,7 km.

Black (linking) trail– 1 km
In Warta Mouth National Park there is also a fragment (1 km) of the black (linking) trail which has a total length of 3,3 km and it begins near the historic pumping station in Warniki and goes on the levee where it joins the yellow trail.